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Friday, January 3rd (All times Eastern)

Golden State Warriors (21-13) at Atlanta Hawks (18-14), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors will try to run their winning streak to eight games on Friday night when they continue their season-long, seven-game odyssey against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Warriors haven't lost since a close setback at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 19.

On Thursday, Steph Curry and David Lee combined for 68 points in the Warriors' 123-114 win over the Miami Heat from AmericanAirlines Arena. Curry poured in a game-high 36 points with 12 assists while Lee totaled 32 points and 14 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 3-0 on their road swing. They went 6-1 on a seven-game road trip last season.

Klay Thompson added 16 points and Harrison Barnes provided 15 points off the bench for Golden State, which has won seven in a row overall.

"Everybody pitched in," said Curry. "We knew it was going to take a complete 48-minute effort from every guy that stepped on the floor. Our energy was pretty high from the start."

The Warriors shot an eye-opening 56.1 percent from the field and an almost equally impressive 51.7 percent from long range. Golden State also won the rebounding battle 40-31.

The Warriors still have to visit Washington, Milwaukee and Brooklyn on this sojourn.

The Hawks, who have won five straight at home, have played well recently with three wins in their last four and six in the past eight.

On Tuesday, the Hawks earned a 92-91 road victory over the Boston Celtics.

Paul Millsap did it all for the Hawks, tallying 34 points and 15 rebounds as Atlanta edged the Boston Celtics, 92-91, from TD Garden.

Millsap has stepped up his play since Al Horford went down for the season with a torn right pectoral. The former Jazz forward has averaged 28 points and 11.7 rebounds as the Hawks improved to 2-1 since the injury.

"He kind of put us on his back," head coach Mike Budenholzer said of Millsap.

Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver added 16 and 14 points, respectively, while the latter hit a fourth quarter 3-pointer to extend his streak of consecutive games with a triple to 101. Both players had five assists.

Teague's free throws with 1:30 to go resulted in the final margin, as both teams came up empty the rest of the way. Jordan Crawford missed two shots in the final seconds for the Celtics.

The Warriors have won three straight over the Hawks, including two in a row in Atlanta.

01/03 10:35:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
4th
MEM 80
UTA 89
 
4th
CHI 89
WAS 79
 
Half
DEN 55
MIL 51
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
 
2nd
MIZZ 37
AUB 37
 
Half
UGA 32
KENT 32
 
2nd
NW 31
MICH 41
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
2nd
UF 26
TEXAM 25
 
Half
KU 26
WVU 40
 
1st
CREI 27
VILL 27
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 3
 
3rd
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
2nd
ARI 0
ANA 2
 
1st
VAN 0
SJS 0